The latest bathroom trends this year - Diane Garnett

PUBLISHED: 10:17 22 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:24 22 November 2013

Space, light and clean lines in the Spectra SP440 from Ripples

Space, light and clean lines in the Spectra SP440 from Ripples

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Diane Garnett of Ripples in Newbury takes us through the looks that are leading the way this year.

Diane Garnett of Ripples in Newbury takes us through the looks that are leading the way this year

Sleek, clean lines, with open plan spaces for a more special feel, relaxing, comfortable space, away from the day’s stresses are the favourite themes.

Showers

Look for easy clean, low maintenance, by eliminating hinges, seals and even doors and replacing them with simple pieces of glass or even a tiled wall to walk behind. The majority of our clients are now asking for wet areas rather than the traditional shower enclosure. In most cases they seek a fixed overhead and a hand shower to allow for flexibility and practicality as everyone uses the showering area in a different way.

Underfloor heating

With the current trend towards large tiled areas, underfloor heating is providing an efficient, silent, invisible and highly practical heating solution in virtually any application. You get five star luxury feel as well as the practical gain of drying out the floor. Underfloor heating can be used with almost any floor covering, including laminate, stone, carpet, lino and hardwood.

Baths

Freestanding baths work best in larger bathrooms where there is plenty of space for you to walk around the tub. They are available in classic or contemporary shapes, and in a huge range of sizes, lengths and depths. This means you can get long, shallow baths that are perfect for bathing children, or deep luxurious baths where you can soak happily for hours.

See the ranges at Ripples, 29-30 Cheap Street, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5DB. Tel 01635 569900, www.ripples.ltd.uk

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